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In the dry-run experiments just completed, cylindrical beryllium liners remained reasonably intact as they were imploded by huge magnetic field of Sandia's Z machine, the world's most powerful pulsed-power accelerator.
Three years after the London club - in Evans' words - "basically imploded," they were crowned English champions to continue an impressive revival led by rugby director Conor O'Shea.
Renko slowly sorts through happenings and personalities to finger the culprits, and that process is fun to follow, but the most absorbing aspect of this book is Smith's evocation of life as it has unfolded in the radioactive hell that surrounds the nuclear power plant that imploded in 1986 (the site will cool in 25,000 years).
The Internet companies that rocketed up and then imploded in the late 1990s and into 2000 may have had failed business models, but they had latched on to something important: it can be tremendously attractive to make employees owners and/or partners in the enterprise.
They have imploded structures all over the world, including the Seattle Kingdome, the largest structure by volume ever razed; the 439-foot-tall Hudson Department Store in Detroit, the largest single building ever imploded at 2.
Then, during the high-pressure phase, the bubbles violently imploded to the accompaniment of flashes of light, evidence of a well-known phenomenon called sonoluminescence.
Stock options were the favorite form of remuneration to techies until stock prices imploded, but that didn't stop Wells Fargo from offering options on 150 shares priced at $50.
DOWNTURN: St John's House in Bootle will be imploded next month
Even after the dot-com world imploded a year ago, gays and lesbians are only more infatuated with the Net," said Bob Witeck of Witeck-Combs Communications.
The agreement imploded over an unworkable pricing scheme.
Borchardt on stage, facing the academy, would have been a mind-blowing moment in pop history (has anyone ever imploded on live TV?
Meanwhile, as the Reform Party imploded and splintered, Donald J.